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“Fabulous stay in an Historic Place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Echappee Belle Chambres d'Hotes

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L'Echappee Belle Chambres d'Hotes
5 Rue Raymond Roger Trencavel, 11000 Carcassonne, France   |  
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Ranked #28 of 64 Carcassonne B&B and Inns
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
“Fabulous stay in an Historic Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We could only stay for two nights and wanted it to be so much longer. Jacqui and Jean-Louis are fantastic hosts, and the spacious room had the feel of an apartment. The hotel is right in the heart of Le Cite, so the view from our room was amazing - the old battlements looked so close.

It was the little touches that we really appreciated after weeks of travel; bottled water, good-quality linen and nice bathroom products. Jacqui even dropped us off at the station. We felt so welcomed, and to be able to stay inside such an incredibly historic place was unbeatable. We'll be going back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Elkton, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

L'Echapee Belle is in a great location, is well appointed, has a friendly and accomplished inn-keeper. Jackie was very receptive to some of our special needs such as storing our luggage for a few hours (very important in a walled city with little vehicle access) and beds for two children. Our room was great, and her breakfast table is superb. A big bonus for many is her perfect English. The facility is a couple hunderd yards from one of the south entrances (near St Nazaire Basilica), something visitors to medeival walled cities can appreciate.

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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The L'Echappee Belle is located within the old city walls. It is a perfect location for spending a day visiting Carcassone. The rooms are very small, but this should be expected in this type of B&B. Breakfast was very good with fruit, juice, breads, yogurts, and cereal. The location is everything for this hotel. I would recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

W found this B&B online. It is right in the old city of Carcassonne and was easy to find on foot. The owner was very helpful with all of our needs and was more than willing to prepare an early breakfast for us to allow us to catch an early train.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have just had a lovely stay in this hotel sharing the triple room with my sisters. The rooms and adjoining shower room and wc are kept very clean. Breakfast was continental and plentiful, the bread brought in daily, we were happy to find that we had a small fridge and coffee / tea making equipment in the rooms also. We had a view from the window of the Basilique and were in walking distance of every thing in the town which made the location extra special. We were all made perfectly comfortable and totally welcome with an 'at home' feel. Jacqui and Jean-Louis are a delightful couple who have a good knowledge of the town and surrounding area and are always happy to impart this, they are only slightly up staged by the enchanting pooch Loulou (who it has been suggested ought to have her own web site!)

A perfect location to visit a beautiful and fascinating part of France, enjoy!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I needed somewhere to call home for 5 nights during a tour, and this really filled the bill! The Aussie owner is wonderful...very friendly, very caring, and so enthusiastic to hear your stories! The room I had was on the ground floor (no stairs!) and although could be cramped for two people, was perfect for me...the other rooms on second floor are bigger and really lovely, with bigger and more spacious bathrooms. You have to remind yourself that you are living inside the Citadel, in a 13th Century fortified castle. L'Echappee Belle is perfectly situated almost next to the Basillica....and a short walk from the best restaurant in La Cite (L'Ostal Des Troubadours: best Cassoulet of the region+ Gypsy guitars!) Fabulous place. you never want to leave!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Loved it here, was amazing to stay inside the walls of this incredible city. Actually booked another place and last minute plumbing problems meant the owner booked us in here instead. Was not at all upset when we arrived great place to stay and would definitely recommend.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 5 Rue Raymond Roger Trencavel, 11000 Carcassonne, France
Location: France > Languedoc-Roussillon > Aude > Carcassonne
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Ranked #28 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Carcassonne
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Number of rooms: 4
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